A couple months later and Dawson is already claiming to be two months ahead of schedule, a schedule which usually entails at least eight months for recovery. Tom Izzo is already sharing that optimism [via MLIVE]:
"The knee is coming along great, but it's still a five-month process," Izzo told WOOD-TV's Jason Terzis when he recently was in Grand Rapids.
"Late in July he'll start being able to work out a little harder. Probably late in August he'll be able to start playing again. So you lose a summer, that's always scary. But he's a phenomenal athlete and he's handled this thing really well. I think he'll rebound just fine."
Dawson averaged over eight points on 58-percent shooting and four and a half rebounds in just under 21 minutes per game his freshman season.